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Chapin's Restaurant

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85 Taunton Ave, Dennis, MA 02638-1721
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:30 am
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New York City, New York
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chapins is a fun spot. They have a diverse menu and some dishes are way better than others so find something you like and stick to it. The fish is typically very fresh and well prepared. Drinks are good and the bar scene is fun (free popcorn!). There is also an outdoor patio which is cool. It gets busy and... More 

Thank Jen L
Loveland, Colorado
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Party of 6 at prime dinner time we expected to have to wait, we all got drinks from the bar and hung out by the raw bar on the lawn. Everyone had a great meal and one of the highlights of our visit to CC

Thank St_Julia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chains is crowded because of its great food. Take our, get the great food without the wait. Great salads, appetizers, and, seafood

Thank Dan S
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Place is perfect for a post beach dinner, great fried seafood, raw bar and atmosphere. However I would not go for slot of the things on the menu. It's so large not all of it can be good. Buffalo chicken is one of the best I have ever had, the clam chowder is sub par. To thick and way to... More 

Thank Seakay G
Bristol, Connecticut
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The seafood was very tasty but wasn't served piping hot. It was like it sat in the back for 5 minutes or so before it was brought to the table. Service was kinda slow as well.

Thank Lisa J
Dennis, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been stopping by for almost twenty years now, and the chowder is what keeps me coming back. The chowder is smooth, flavorful, and with top quality clams - never anything 'off' about it. It's rich but not over-the-top creamy or fatty. It's got an imperceptible hint of salt (all any food needs but too rare in most restaurants). It's... More 

Thank smomo2016
South Yarmouth, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

always a great meal..Great beer battered fish & cobb salad..Both are the best we've every had..it's a little out of the way on the road to Chapin beach in Dennis..

Thank Maryann C
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

We ate on the outdoor patio, which has a nice, laid back atmosphere. The raw oysters and clams were great, the lobster roll was just so-so... typical "lobster on a hot dog bun" style, but a bit lacking in lobster and flavor. It was mid-May and the place was packed, so you probably want to get there early. I hope... More 

Thank TheLostOne
Grove City, Ohio
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130 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Parked and walked up to the window to order ice cream to take down to the beach with us only to be met at the window by an employee indicating they were not serving ice cream yet this season. Hmmm a sign would've been nice.

Thank KickIt07012011
boston, ma
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136 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

We were greeted in a very friendly manner by the hostess, and were told there would be a wait. No problem - went over to the bar and got some drinks from the friendly and efficient bartender, and sat in an area with the kids out of the way. We were seated quickly in one of the dining rooms. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 Taunton Ave, Dennis, MA 02638-1721
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Dennis
  • Phone Number: 508-385-7000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?